v6 Avian Carriers?

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Apr 1 20:57:17 CDT 2011


On Apr 1, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> Which? African or European Swallows?
> 
> (Watches Chad fly over the cliff edge) ;-)


So the RFC needed more text in it's Security Considerations section, too...
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> Owen
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> On Apr 1, 2011, at 6:34 PM, Chad Dailey wrote:
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>> Swallows have MTU issues.
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>> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
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>> On Apr 1, 2011, at 10:45 AM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
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>> > On Apr 1, 2011, at 8:41 11AM, Sachs, Marcus Hans (Marc) wrote:
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>> >> I was wondering which April 1st this would happen on.   Now I know.  So if a v6 carrier swallows a v4 datagram does that count as packet loss or tunneling?
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>> >> http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc6214/
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>> > I was disappointed in this RFC -- Section 3.1 didn't include the proper discussion of the difference between African and European avian carriers, and we know what happens if that question is asked at the wrong time.
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>> >               --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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>> That applies to swallows. I'm not sure pidgeons pose the same issue. I think in general, swallows
>> provide poor platforms for avian transport of IP datagrams.
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>> 
>> Owen
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